Ohana Early Learning

Quality Child CareLocally owned & operatedCentres in North BoambeeCoffs HarbourEmerald BeachSouth GraftonCaring from 6 weeksTo school ageCome in and see us today

Convenient Locations

Find a centre near you on the Coffs Coast and Clarence

Centre Tours

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Our Approach

Learn why Ohana is way more than just childcare

Welcome to Ohana Early Learning

We are family, place to grow - life skills and education are just the beginning….

Quality childcare for the whole family

The name Ohana is derived from the Hawaiian culture meaning family, a place where we come together through love and respect. We aim to provide a safe, warm and loving environment for all our families. Our philosophy is based upon our core values of fun, community and inclusive learning.

We trust the information on this website will help you make the right decision regarding your child’s care during this critical stage in their development. If you have any questions for us then why not give us a call, and even make a time to visit. We think you’ll like what you see.

From 6 weeks to 6 years

We recognise that busy parents often need care for their children from an early age. To address this growing need, we employ caring educators and qualified teachers who are skilled in providing individual attention to children of all ages. Ohana aims to foster a fun and interactive approach to your child’s development, from babies at six weeks up to the age of six and the start of primary school.

Passionate and caring educators

Our team are more than just childcare workers. They are hand-picked professional educators, skilled in caring for and nurturing the needs of little individuals. You will find the local team across all our centres are capable of managing more than one child at a time in group activities, and responding swiftly to tricky behavioural situations or emergencies such as injury or sickness.

Furthermore, Ohana actively provides for ongoing staff development and traineeships. We believe a happy team means a happy environment.

Why Choose Ohana ELC?

We pride ourselves on being the regions leading day care provider:

  • We have four conveniently located centres across the Coffs Coast
  • We are locally owned and operated
  • We interact with cutting edge technology enabling instant communication, reporting and feedback
  • We care for children from six weeks to school age
  • We provide safe age-appropriate spaces
  • We incorporate architecturally designed natural outdoor playgrounds
  • We serve chef prepared nutritional meals and snacks
  • We employ qualified, caring and nurturing local staff

What do our parents & carers say?

The following testimonials come from Google Reviews

Best daycare ever, caring and friendly staff, my boy loves going there, North Boambee Valley keep it up!

We love this centre, the staff are lovely and always accommodating.

My 2 kids are so happy here and are learning so much from the caring professional educators.

Can’t speak highly enough of the ohana centre at Emerald Beach!

Every time I pick my dependent up there is always a smile at the beginning and end of the day!

My daughter has a close relationship with the educators and talks about them all the time!

A wonderful daycare, so friendly and helpful. My little girl loves going to school here!

I am really happy with how fast my bubba has settled into this friendly environment..and how he has grown in such a short time.

What's been happening?

Check out what we've been up to across all our centres

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Response Sheet

Ohana recognises the anxiety for families around the level of information on the CoronaVirus pandemic. To help families understand both our operations and the safety and well being of the children, we have prepared an Information & Response Sheet for parents to keep you informed.Within the fact sheet is information on the financial implications of…

Applying for Additional Childcare Subsidy (ACCS)

ACCS is available for people experiencing temporary financial hardship. It provides short term support to families experiencing a significantly reduced ability to pay their childcare fees, such as if a parent lost income due to being unable to attend work. This hardship payment can be applied for via your MYGOV access with Centrelink. For more…

Early Childhood Educator Room Leader

Ohana Early Learning is looking for a suitably qualified educator/room leader to head up the nursery at our North Boambee Valley centre. The role is to fulfil a maternity position until the end of 2020, at which time the position will be reviewed for ongoing employment across any of our centres. Position Requirements Applicants should…

Seeking an Enrolment Specialist To Join Our Team

Ohana Early Learning is seeking an enrolment specialist to support our growing group of childcare centres. The role will be considered as a brand ambassador responsible for promoting the Ohana values, and being the first point of contact with our families. It will encompass enrolment inquiries and engagement, conducting centre tours with families, and the subsequent on-boarding of…

Our New Intergenerational Care Program – Postponed

UPDATE – This program is currently postponed. The benefits of Inter-generational Care Programs have been well researched and featured in the media, as they enable children to learn from, and connect with, an older generation. This interaction helps improve children’s behaviour and attitudes towards older people, and builds an overall sense of well-being for both…

Walker Learning – Our New Teaching Program in 2020

Want to learn more about the new approach to learning being adopted by Ohana in 2020. Click here to see what our Preschool teachers at our North Boambee campus are saying about this new style of teaching. This new pedagogy is a new and exciting learning method built upon a play-based approach to teaching, that’s…

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